2017 Academic Achievement in Psychology Students

The APA Education Directorate and the Committee of Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) congratulate those students who received an Academic Achievement in Psychology certificate in 2017. The 2018 certificates will be mailed to all TOPSS members by early spring.

Student award recipients in 2017 included:

Arizona

Cactus Shadow High School, Cave Creek, Ariz.
Teacher: Christopher Dodrill
  • Cailin Cordwell
  • Kali Draper
  • Michael Marcin
  • Gabrielle Payne
Hamilton High School, Chandler, Ariz.
Teacher: Scott Reed
  • Stephanie Donovan
  • Dorothy Tung
  • Mia Villegas

California

Carmel High School, Carmel, Calif.
Teacher: Nora Ward
  • Jeffrey Jiang
  • Sara Phillips
Santa Susana High School, Simi Valley, Calif.
Teacher: Sylvan Tauber
  • Kassi Brummett
  • Canter Duran
  • Felicity Gutierrez
  • Raelynn Marcos

Connecticut

Berlin High School, Berlin, Conn.
Teacher: Brendan Rush
  • Sara Bengiovanni
  • Hannah Schultz

Florida

Middleburg High School, Middleburg, Fla.
Teacher: Heather Milam
  • Penelope Borko
  • Caterina Calabretta
  • Hannah Morris
  • Kaitlyn Wilson
South Walton High School, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.
Teacher: Carrie Sneed
  • Audrey Barnes
  • Braxton Bibb
Venice High School, Venice, Fla.
Teacher: Shari Valencic
  • Lauryn Darby
  • Alexandria DeMott
  • Jenna Duzs
  • Katherine Gower
  • Ryan Hixon
  • William Kelly
  • Melina Ollio
  • Alexis Patrick
  • Hannah Sarmiento
  • Nicholas Zalud

Georgia

Kell High School, Marietta, Ga.
Teacher: Amanda Gondek
  • Nate Morris
  • Olivia Terwilliger

Iowa

Iowa City Regina High School, Iowa City, Iowa
Teacher: Abbie Gould
  • Margaret Keating
  • Samantha Kron
Cedar Falls High School, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Teacher: Melissa Rogers
  • Alex Dou

Indiana

Lawrence North High School, Indianapolis, Ind.
Teacher: Larry Leonhardt
  • Matt Doemland
  • Lulu Faulk
  • Laura Flandermeyer
  • Vivian Grant
  • Branden Haynie
  • Zawwad Jamee
  • Emma Sherman
  • Nathan Swearingen
  • Megan Waters

Maine

Maranacook Community High School, Readfield, Maine

Teacher: Shane Gower

  • Emma Hatt
  • Molly Searway

Maryland

Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, Md.
Teacher: Carlos Montalvan
  • Neil Duggal
  • Julia Finver

Massachusetts

East Long Meadow High School, East Long Meadow, Mass
Teacher: Kristine Rueger
  • Meghan Miracle
  • Noah Secondo
Wachusett Regional High School, Holden, Mass.
Teacher: Erin Shaughnessy-Zeena
  • Chloe Amour
  • Hallie Brown
  • Emma Saart
  • Nicholas Yanco
Plymouth South High School, Plymouth, Mass

Teacher: Allison Shaver

  • Justin Fosdick
  • Alec Medeiros

Minnesota

Maple Grove Senior High School, Maple Grove, Minn.
Teacher: Ann Boline
  • Arianna Varela
  • Jayden Walsh

Missouri

Parkway North High School, Creve Coeur, Mo.
Teacher: Melody Barger
  • Noah Campbell
  • Davion Jones
  • Claire Maher
  • Elizabeth Rand
  • Sangeeta Samuel
  • Megan Schulte
  • Nikith Rao
  • Marissa Voelker
  • Hank Warren

Montana

Westby High School, Westby, Mont.
Teacher: Sonja Mangel
  • Salina Carter
  • Fallon Garman
  • Farrah Garman
  • Madison Pulvermacher

Nebraska

Johnson-Brock Schools, Johnson, Neb.

Teacher: Lori Broady

  • Joshua Andersen

New Hampshire

Tilton School, Tilton, New Hampshire
Teacher: Sara Feldman
  • Ann Margaret DiScisio

New Jersey

Westwood Regional Jr./Sr. High School, Township of Washington N.J.
Teacher: Mary-Elizabeth Wren
  • Monica Jablonski

New York

NYC Lab School, New York, N.Y.
Teacher: Kay Rothman
  • Bobbi Whitney
Horace Mann School, Bronx, N.Y.
Teacher: Kristen Zatarski
  • Marissa Parks
Southampton High School, Southampton, N.Y.
Teacher: Sean Zay
  • Christian Oakley
  • Sophie Rhind

North Carolina

Garner Magnet High School, Garner, N.C.

Teacher: Jennifer Norris

  • Tori Langdon
  • Cat Olah

Ohio

Solon High School, Solon, Ohio
Teacher: Robin Joseph
  • Megan Cohen
  • Megan Finnerty
  • Chris Ng
  • Jaidev Sharma
  • Christopher Thomas
  • Anna Vradi
Bethel High School, Tipp City, Ohio
Teacher: Lauren Siebenaller
  • Mikayla Hoeferlin
Cleveland School of Science and Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
Teacher: Timothy Trepal
  • Maria Hetzel
  • Juan Sanchez
Morris Catholic High School, Denville, Ohio

Teacher Lori Kretten

  • Kristen Coleman
  • Haley Driscoll

Rhode Island

William E. Tolman High School, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Teacher: Heather Rodrigues
  • Miranda Segalla

South Carolina

Brookland Cayce High School, Cayce, SC
Teacher: Charlotte Shepard
  • Dimitri Bradacs
  • Grace Mukendi

Tennessee

Central Magnet, Mufreesboro, Tenn.
Teacher: Gene Cowart
  • Allison Blanton
  • Samantha Havenstrite
  • Kailee Marasco
  • Hayley Nicholson
  • Dorothy Perkins
  • Bailey Sykes
  • Camille Warren
Brentwood High School, Brentwood, Tenn.
Teacher: Wendy Hart
  • Abigail Ezell
  • Sheryas Kumar

Texas

Smithville High School, Smithville, Texas
Teacher: Cara Moore
  • Emmanuel Borja
  • Ashlee Guerrero
  • Kayla Prince
Kingwood High School, Kingwood, Texas
Teacher: Patricia Sano
  • Katherine Nemitt

Utah

Davis High School, Kaysville, Utah
Teacher: Kristin Whitlock
  • Jacob Kohler
  • Clarissa Nelson
  • Nicole Nowers
  • Risa Sunakawa

Virginia

Albemarle High School, Charlottesville, Va.
Teacher: Steven Turner
  • Rajaah Alagib
  • Maya Jelinek

Wisconsin

Madison East High School, Madison, Wis.
Teacher: Alyssa Paolocci
  • Zander Esch
  • Lindsay Guadarrama Santibanez
  • Daniel Obi
  • Juan Carlos Ruiz

Mexico

Colegio Americano De Torreon, Torreon, Mexico
Teacher: Christian Duenas
  • Ana Virginia Aguilar
  • Jorge Eduardo Alatorre
  • Claudia Amaya
  • Sofia Araiza
  • Maria Fernanda Avalos
  • Andres Barrantes
  • Andrea Bello
  • Guadalupe Cohetero
  • Christie Delgado
  • Merlene Gil
  • Gerardo Gomez Emmerth
  • Miranda Medina
  • Natalia Medrano
  • Eliana Mejia
  • Esteban Munoz
  • Andres Nunez Servin
  • Bernardo Oviedo
  • Judith Puente
  • David Saldana
  • Aileen Soto

South Korea

Korea International School, Seongnam-si, South Korea
Teacher: Kristin Hawkinson
  • Seoyoung (Sara) Kim
  • Yumi Kim

Bolivia

American Cooperative School c/o American Embassy, La Paz, Bolivia
Teacher: Viviana Mendoza
  • Kenton Blacutt
  • Oscar Ortega
  • Alexandra Schuab
  • Laura Tejada

China

Guangdong Country Garden School, Foshan City China
Teacher: Xiaoyan Xu
  • Shijia Liu

Hong Kong

Chinese International School, Hong Kong
Teacher: Jessica Bullock
  • Phoebe Liang
  • Victoria Ngai

India

Mayo College Girls School, Ajmer, India
Teacher: Gayatri Singh Rathour
  • Trisha Singh Rathore